Stories for July 31, 2013
Advertising for feminine hygiene products was traditionally so cheesy that it invited mockery far and wide. There was something so laughable and incongruent about maxi pad commercials that featured blue liquid and girls dancing on beaches.
Teenagers and young adults who arrived in the U.S. illegally before they turned 16 have a chance at temporary legal status. A government program -- the Deferred Action for Early Childhood arrivals program -- gives them a Social Security number and protection from deportation.
Each year more than 175,000 people around the world die from venomous snakebites, often because they live in remote, rural areas and didn't get to a hospital in time to get treatment. Toxins in the venom of snakes like cobras and kraits slowly paralyze their victims, who ultimately die of suffocation.
A Philadelphia nurse has been charged with assisted suicide for allegedly providing her 93-year-old father with a lethal dose of morphine.
Baseball fans often declare their love of the game's rhythm, its quiet pauses and bursts of action. For such people, watching a game on TV can be a struggle, particularly if they're annoyed by the chatter of announcers. Fans in Detroit had another option last night: watching a TV broadcast that included only the natural sounds of the ballpark.
With gay marriages becoming legal in Minnesota on Thursday, courthouses in major cities across the state will be open after midnight to accommodate dozens of same-sex couples eager to tie the knot.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A private attorney defending San Diego Mayor Bob Filner against allegations of unwanted advances toward women based his demand for public funding on the city's failure to provide new executives with sexual harassment training, according to a letter released today.